Great Tips For Hosting a Bowling Party For Your Child’s Birthday

One of the most important days in a child’s year is their birthday. The average parent is willing to spend a lot of money to make this day special for their children. Throwing a party that your child and their friends will remember for years to come is easier said than done. The first step in the birthday party planning process is choosing the right venue. 

If your child loves bowling and playing games, then hosting their birthday party at a bowling alley is a great idea. Here are some things to consider when trying to host a great bowling party for your child’s birthday. 

Selecting the Right Bowling Alley

If there are multiple bowling alleys in the area where you live, then you have to do some research before choosing one. Rushing through this venue selection process can result in lots of problems later on. If you are looking for a venue that offers more than just bowling, then Plainfield Lanes is a great idea. When choosing our bowling alley to host your child’s birthday, you can take advantage of things like:

  • Competitively priced birthday packages

  • Escape room

  • Game room

  • Great food

  • Goodie bags

  • Personal party pro to help with the party planning experience

Our team’s main goal is to help you plan a birthday party that your child will love. 

Send Out Invitations Early

Most American adults have an extremely busy schedule. If you want your child’s birthday party to be packed with their friends and family members, then you need to carve out some time to buy and send out invitations. The longer you wait to send out these invitations, the harder it will be to get the turnout your child expects. 

This is why you need to avoid procrastinating and send out your invitations. Before you can send out these invitations, you need to get addresses from all of the people your child wants to attend their party. One of the best tools to use to get these addresses is social media. 

Creating a post asking people to email you with their addresses can help you get this information in a timely manner without having to place tons of calls. Utilizing the power of technology is the best way to make the party planning process more manageable. 

Keep Things Moving During the Party

If you want the people who attend your child’s party to have a good time, you need to keep things moving. This means you need to avoid long lulls between the time your guests arrive and when gifts are opened. After the gifts are opened, your child and their friends can start enjoying all of the games in the bowling alley. Creating a schedule of events before the party starts can help you stay on track. 

There is no denying just how memorable a bowling alley birthday party can be. If you are ready to start the birthday party planning process, our team is standing by to lend you a hand.

Four Things To Know About Our Bank Heist Escape Room

Yes, we have the best bowling around, but we don’t just have league bowling and events like fast lanes and family date night. We also have a cutting-edge escape room where you and a team can try your capabilities in an imaginative environment.

Here are four things you can know about our Bank Heist escape room attraction before you go!

Duration: How Long Does This thing Last?

“The alarm systems have been silenced for one hour!…”

In the Bank Heist escape room, you have 60 minutes to do whatever you can to solve this puzzle and conquer the challenge. The authorities are on the way to shut you down!

When the clock starts ticking, you and your companions can put all of your skills to the test – logic and problem solving included. This isn’t like looking at a sheet of paper and figuring out things academically. There’s something to be said for the vibrance of this kind of simulation, where you can lean into the challenge in an experiental way. You really have to experience it!

Will I Win? Success Rate

If you want to know, only 35% of our customers end up solving the escape room in time. So if you’re able to get your hands on the money, you will have bragging rights all around.

Why We Built It: It’s Fun!

Why design an escape room situation in a bowling alley?

You could say it’s to diversify our entertainment access business plan, but if you’re less of a bean-counter, you could also say it’s just good fun…

We see firsthand the enjoyment that people get out of submerging themselves in an entirely new experience, entering a new reality and using their own resources to figure out how to succeed. Frankly speaking, there’s just not enough of this in modern life, and so people have to seek out this kind of fun, enjoyment and challenge wherever they can. Some people like to go rock climbing. Others turn to online gambling. Chess is fun. But the escape room as a pastime is being looked at more and more, and this kind of fun is on the rise.

How Many Can Play? 

We set this up for teams of 2 to 8 players. Call us for large groups and ask about everything that we have available including food and events. In fact, call us with any questions about anything, because we can help you to set the stage for an event that’s going to be really cool and a good time. 



Corporate Bowling Party Amenities

Are you looking for a place where you can take your team where you’re not going to be shouted at while you do karaoke? (For those of you that know the Dunder-Mifflin reference)… or are you just looking for a classic bowling experience for a party or corporate event?

Either way, we’ve got you covered. Plainfield Lanes offers a great location for corporate bowling parties and work shindigs that help build teamwork and morale, and are part of the general business playbook at the best companies. 

In addition to the bowling alley, here are some of the amenities that our work party planners (and their guests) like to spend time using. Trust us, we are used to seeing people have fun. If your business is in range of Plainfield, IL, you owe it to yourself to go on and check us out before you make your final plans for a seasonal work party, on-boarding event, or anything else your business wants to put on. 

Game Room

Like other top-quality bowling alleys, we have an interesting game room where your employees can kick back, relax and interact in an arcade environment. This area is popular with our work events, but also with our other visitors, too. People of all ages can enjoy the thrill of the arcade, which is why we invested in keeping this part of our business open and accessible. 

Bar and Grill

Check out our culinary attractions, too, while you’re planning your work party. Mozzarella sticks, potato skins, etc. – we’ve got all that, along with tasty wings that rival the best around. Peruse our menu and look for the best choices for your work event. 

Escape Room

Are your teams up to the challenge? If you want to put your rowdy employees into a place that will occupy them for a while, try our escape room attractions. After all, keeping people busy is part of what you do, isn’t it?

Those are just three options for enhancing the work event you are hoping will make a big splash in the office. Talk to us at Plainfield Lanes about corporate and work party planning, special offers, and what you can expect on-site on the big day. We want you to all have a ball in a classic bowling and gaming setting – the kind you remember fondly from the “old days.” To that end, we have put together quite a venue for your next work party, so give us a call.